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Our safety performance Pillar: Engagement Foundation activities Outcome Engage employees in the development of localised health and safety 2011–12 health and safety plans were developed in conjunction with staff and health planning and self assessment of system implementations and safety committees Encourage greater self sufficiency through improved safety awareness Positive performance (lead) indicators being tracked to bring focus on activities that positively impact on safety Drive greater levels of urgency around incident notification and Incident notification continued to be highlighted in a range of forums, such as all staff investigations safety days and toolbox talks. Quarterly reviews with the Senior Management Team drives accountability Develop and implement a safety behavioural observation program This initiative is still under development and is reliant on the delivery of other programs Develop the role of supervisors as the key to influencing cultural change This initiative is underway and is one element of the supervisor development program Coach supervisors in delivering safety outcomes in their capacity as Training sessions for work health and safety in contract management were held for all change agents supervisors involved in managing external service providers. These sessions provided supervisors with the necessary skills required to ensure safety was being effectively managed Provide training to ensure that staff have the skills and competencies All staff safety days were conducted at each operational region with staff engaged in required to do their work safely activities that raise and reinforce safety awareness. Specialised safety training was also provided where it was directly aligned to position competencies Expand and monitor the practical implementation of the ‘Take 2’ process ‘Take 2’ continued to be highlighted with many regions capturing ‘Take 2’ events and reporting these monthly. Staff were trained in hazard awareness and provided with pens that have a risk matrix and ‘Take 2’ process inbuilt into the pen for ongoing reference Empower employees to take action where there are identified unsafe work The business continued to reinforce the principles of stopping unsafe acts. Employees practices or acts were issued a stop work card empowering them to stop any identified unsafe practices or behaviours Partner with contractors to improve safety performance and drive The business continued to work with contract service providers to audit and sustainable behaviours improve safety performance. A number of contractor safety training sessions were held in the regions Work with industry bodies to develop initiatives that improve industry Forests NSW safety team continued to work with WorkCover NSW as part of the behaviours and enhance the Forests NSW brand industry safety partnership initiative. A number of joint audits were conducted with other forest industry enterprises Pillar: Leadership Foundation activities Outcome Operationalise safety leadership behaviours to all levels This initiative was completed and is reflected in the new Health and Safety Strategy Incorporate mandatory safety requirements into all performance Safety behaviours were included in all position descriptions development scheme plans Continue the roll out of leadership in safety development to all levels of Safety development continued through the Supervisors Development and Leadership the organisation. Program Pillar: System and Processes Foundation activities Outcome Ensure contractor safety performance is captured and reported as part Contractor safety performance is being captured for all harvest and haul contractors of the regular reporting cycle with the program being extended to other contractor types Continue to enhance safety management tools to be intuitive, practical The new Forest NSW Intranet was launched and work continues on ensuring a practical and easy to use and easy to use safety management system Develop resources that target preventative safety initiatives Regular communication continued to drive our preventative health strategy. The development of a health and wellbeing strategy will ensure a targeted approach over the next three years Establish a centralised database for the capture on non-conformances This is under development and is planned to be integrated into the existing Forests NSW and the reporting of corrective actions (NCR/CAR) Non-Conformance and Improvement Reporting system for forest management Promote greater levels of near miss reporting with a target of 30 near Near miss reporting was targeted through toolbox talks and all staff safety days. Work in miss reports for every one recordable incident this area is ongoing Forests NSW Annual Report 2011–12 Social, Environmental and Economic Performance 25


Forest NSW Annual Report 2012
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